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Thursday, November 8, 2012

DL Capt. Robert 'Bob O. Norris

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Robert ‘Bob’ Otho Norris
May 29, 1940 ~ November 5, 2012
 
Word has been received of the passing of retired IAH DL pilot and author Captain Robert ‘Bob’ Otho Norris, age 72.  Bob hired on with Delta 09-04-1962 and retired December 1996, based ATL   During his Delta career he was MEC Chairman for the Airline Pilots Association and a member of the NTSB Accident Investigation Team. 
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.grimesfuneralchapels.com/ 
Private services will be held at a later date. 
 
Captain Norris is survived by his wife Juliette.  To the best of my knowledge personal condolences may be sent to the family at 2016 Vista Ridge Drive,  Kerrville  TX 78028-9147.
 
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Obituary information:
 
Born:  May 29, 1940 in Memphis, TN
Departed:   November 5, 2012
Residence:  Kerrville, TX
Service Date:  Later Date
Service Location:  Private
Celebrated Local Author Passes
 
Robert "Bob" Norris, 72, passed away on November 5 at his Hill Country home surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his beloved wife, Juliette, cherished children Glenda (Myron) Hundl, Kay, Chris (Carolanne) and Courtney, adored siblings, Shannon Wilson and Keith, grandchildren (6) and great-grandchildren (7).
 
Robert, a distinguished man of many accomplishments, enjoyed flying, sailing, music, history and writing. At the age of seventeen, he was heralded by the media as the nation’s youngest licensed pilot. He became a flight instructor as a senior in high school and was hired by Delta Airlines in 1962. He achieved several milestones and honors during his 34 years with Delta, including contract negotiator, MEC Chairman for the Airline Pilots Association and member of the NTSB Accident Investigation Team.
 
After retiring as an international captain for Delta, Robert turned his focus to writing. He published "The Barrett Solution" in 2010 and sat as Vice-President of the Kerrville Writer’s Association.
 
A special thank you to the wonderful caretakers at Peterson Hospice for their warm, loving care.
 
A private memorial for family only will be held at a later date.
 
Memorials may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, River Road, DesPlaines, IL 60016. For information call (773) 743-4034.
 
-------Original Message-------
 
From: Victor Riley   Date: 11/08/12 10:11:51   Subject: Death in the Family
 
...would you be so kind as the post the death of IAH Captain Robert "Bob" Norris on your site?  The services are private in Kerrville, Texas and information can be found on:  www.grimesfuneralchapels.com.   VIC RILEY

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